This Elderly Couple Bought Their Household Appliances In 1950s, 50 Years Later They Still Work!


David Hedges/SWNS

Sydney and Rachel Saunders from Exeter, UK, an elderly couple, both in their 80s, have been using the same home appliances that they bought over half a century ago! Their tumble dryer, boiler, cooker, and washing machine cost them just £146 GBP ($193 USD) when they first purchased them way back in 1956, and somewhat incredibly, they continue to work to this day. Continue reading »

Elderly Animals By Isa Leshko

1

Melancholy photo project, created by US photographer Isa Leshko. Here: Blue, Australian Kelpie, Age 19. Continue reading »

Heartwrenching Illustration Series Follows An Elderly Man In His Pursuit Of Happiness

1

It’s been said that happiness is a journey and not a destination. Glimmers of happiness can often be found in the smallest of things, and in the tiniest of life’s details. This series of illustrations by Josef Lee follows the journey of an elderly man in his pursuit of happiness. Entitled Wake Me Up At Happy Land, it’s a short, almost wordless picture-story about a man travelling the world in search of the ‘Happy Land’. Continue reading »

A Graffiti Class for the Elderly

1
Women spray their designs on a wall during a graffiti class offered by the LATA 65 organization in Lisbon, Portugal May 14, 2015. The LATA 65 organization is an initiative for the elderly in the area of urban art. Since it began in 2012, they have introduced the world of graffiti to over 100 senior citizens, giving workshops in different neighborhoods of Lisbon. (All photos by Rafael Marchante/Reuters)
Continue reading »

Elderly Blind Man and His Armless Friend Plant Over 10,000 Trees in China

1
Looking at the lush, green, tree-filled stretch of land north of the Yeli Village in Sunzhuang Township, Jingxing County, Hebei, China, it’s hard to imagine that just 12 years ago, those plains were filled with nothing but rocks and weeds. This miraculous transformation is all thanks to the hard work and dedication of an elderly blind man named Jia Haixia and his friend Jia Wenqi, a double amputee with no arms. For more than 10 years, the duo have been planting thousands of trees in an effort to protect and preserve the natural ecology of the land surrounding their village. Continue reading »

Elderly Couple Took the Same Photo Every Season but the Last One will Break Your Heart


During each season, this couple took a photo together in front of their house. The series of photos tell a love story, but the last one will probably move you the most. Continue reading »

Cute Robot Seals Comforts Elderly Tsunami Survivors in Japan

Satsuko Yatsuzaka (84) holds a therapeutic robot named Paro at the Suisyoen retirement home. (Reuters)

It’s cuddly, cute and responds to your affection. Following a two-month evacuation from their home, residents are embracing a small white robotic seal. Reuters reports that the furry friends are being treated as pets by the residents, many of whom are dealing with memories of the quake. The residents currently have two Paro seals, which they’ve named “Love” and “Peace.”

Animals are often used for therapy for the elderly, and aside from its anti-bacterial coat the seals give the elderly residents the same companionship that a pet gives. Continue reading »